November 11, 2017 7:30:13 pm
Bollywood has glamourised weddings by adding a dramatic twist to it in every other romantic chick flick. But reality has a way of surprising people more than fiction, and that’s exactly what happened in a bizarre incident in Beniapukur.
Md Shahnawaz Alam, a mechanical engineer working in Saudi Arabia, was all set to tie the knot with his bride, Heyra Javed, who works at a Hyderabad-based legal services unit. However, things took an unexpected turn and she fell ill right before the wedding. As her condition was serious, she had to be hospitalised.
Unwilling to cancel the ceremony as it’s considered a bad omen in their religion to do so after the haldi ceremony, the groom who had flown down from Daman for the wedding to his ancestral home in Dalkhola decided to go ahead with the plan. He took the baaraat to the hospital where the qazi performed the rituals in presence of 15 family members.
According to a report by TOI, after the haldi ceremony, she complained of extreme stomach ache and started vomiting. By Tuesday evening, the pain was unbearable and she had to be admitted to GD Hospital and Diabetes Institute. On Wednesday night, the 28-year-old bride was dressed up in a red lehenga and was taken to the conference room in a wheelchair with the IV channel and the Ryles tube attached to her.
Calling her “heroic”, the bride’s cousin Nahid Shamim said that it was difficult for Javed to speak and she uttered ‘kubool hai’ with great difficulty. Talking about his brother-in-law, he said, “There is still humanity left in this world. Heroes are not seen only in movies. My brother-in-law is also a hero for us. I told him that he is like the Shahid Kapoor of ‘Vivaah’ who went on to marry a girl who had got burnt after the house was on fire.” The newly-married bride also agreed and said she couldn’t decide if she was happy or sad. “I am happy because the wedding finally happened on the day it was scheduled. But I am sad that it didn’t happen the way it was supposed to,” she said.
Shamim also said. “Finally, it was decided that the wedding would happen according to the schedule. I am so thankful for the cooperation of the hospital staff. They opened the conference room, served sandesh, tea, coffee and biscuits to us too.”
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